The Hall and Chiktopia launch new dining offer at intu Lakeside
New food hall brand The Hall and start-up chicken restaurant concept Chiktopia have opened their first sites at the £72 million leisure extension to intu Lakeside.
The Hall is the first out-out-town concept from thriving London food hall operator Market Halls while Chiktopia is a new restaurant group created by a team of casual dining and branding experts and is yet to open anywhere else in the UK.
Intu has selected the new brands and a range of other leisure and dining operators for the 175,000 sq ft extension of the popular shopping destination which is predicted to boost intu Lakeside’s footfall by over 2 million a year according to data and analytics company CACI.
Hollywood Bowl, trampolining park Flip Out and restaurants Zizzis and TGI have launched venues there and further openings will include Puttshack, a hi-tech mini golf experience currently only operating in London, and Nickelodeon Adventure.
Casco Lounge, a café-bar from successful operator Loungers, is also opening next month.
Rebecca Ryman, regional managing director at intu, said: “We’re transforming one of the country’s most popular shopping centres into a major leisure destination for the south east and this is giving the brands taking space here a fantastic platform from which to thrive. Demand for space in the extension has been high and we’re working with some of the best operator out there as a result.”